I’m late posting this here, but I’m honored and excited that Cruel Magic won the Whitney Award for Best YA Fantasy! Thank you to everyone who nominated/voted for it, and all those who support me in my writing adventure. This book means a lot to me, especially because Cassandra’s disability is based on my own. […]
Will Charles III be sitting on a medieval privy cover for his coronation this weekend?
Tantor Media turned my 1600s Gothic novels Wishwood and Moon Hollow into audiobooks narrated by Rachael Beresford, and to celebrate their release, they’re on sale until the end of this month. In Wishwood, Kate agrees to an arranged marriage to save her family’s estate, but a series of accidents makes her suspect that someone in […]
The landscape of Britain is still marked by medieval burial rites, particularly in the form of corpse roads, aka lych ways and coffin roads. I’ve been researching them for Wild Magic (the sequel to Cruel Magic in the Iron & Thorns series). Besides having a cool-creepy name, they’re an interesting reminder of the past. Medieval […]
The TV show Bridgerton is known, among other things, for its choice to cast diverse characters for its upper-class, Regency England setting, including a Black Queen Charlotte. This has led many Regency fans new and old to wonder if there really were upper-class people of color in early modern (or earlier) Europe. The answer is […]